It's the most wonderful time of the year and this Christmas, #TeamBRL wants to share with you some of our home-cooked favourites that bring back great memories during the holidays. From our homes to yours, enjoy!
1. Butter Tarts
“Although I’ve lived in The Bahamas for over a decade, these sweet Canadian indulgences still taste like home to me at the holidays. A silky, gooey, flaky, decadent butter tart is the perfect baked gift for a neighbour, if you don’t eat them all yourself. Good luck with that!”
- Iona Henderson, Marketing Coordinator
Click here for a fantastic classic butter tart recipe from RockRecipes.com
This recipe goes into the great debate of whether or not to add raisins. Many people prefer to add pecans for a delightful crunch that is reminiscent of a pecan pie. Either way, you can't go wrong!
2. Corn Casserole
Originating from the Midwest, it is all about casseroles for Michelle at the holidays.
The easier the better for this busy mom of 3! Corn casserole only requires 7 ingredients and even the pickiest of eaters love corn. Michelle Martinborough, Sales Associate
1 box jiffy corn mix
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can of creamed corn (not drained)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
Throw it all in a bowl, mix and pour into a greased 8x8 baking pan at 350 degrees for 45 -50 minutes.
3. Johnny Cake - A great Bahamian classic!
"I want to highlight my Mom’s Johnny Cake specifically because no one makes it like she does. It’s the perfect balance between cake and bread with just the right crust on top. Served with some room temperature butter, it will melt in your mouth like heaven." - Tierra Rolle, Appraisals Assistant
4.5 cup of Flour
1 cup Sugar
4.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 stick of butter (softened)
1/2 cup of margarine (softened)
3/4 cups of coconut milk/ cream
1/3 cup water
Step 1: Mix all dry ingredients together.
Step 2: Cut butter and margarine into small cubes then add to flour. Note, the butter and margarine should look grainy as it mix.
Step 3: Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Step 4: Preheat oven 350 degrees. Pour batter into 9 x 9 pan. Bake Johnny Cake for 45 minutes and gauge completion by the testing knife coming out clean.
4. Carrot Cake
"My family has, over the years, developed many traditions just for Christmas. One of our favorite traditions, we share is baking a Carrot Cake the night before Christmas day, which is my family's favorite Christmas dessert. For the past four years, we always use Sally's Baking Addiction's My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe which is always a staple at the Christmas dinner table. We love this recipe because with the addition of a list of spices such as nutmeg, ginger, and ground cloves gives the cake a distinct taste. Along, with 2 cups of fresh shredded carrots which will give the cake mixture a rich and moist taste. Trust when I say, one slice of this Carrot Cake is never enough for each member of my family." - Jillien Mortimer, Commercial Assistant
Click here for the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.